Kitchen organization: what to use and how to do it
The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in the house but it doesn’t take much to create disorder and make even a large and spacious kitchen appear untidy. On the contrary: thekitchen organization it knows no spaces, so the risk of having to deal with disorder is high in both small and larger kitchens.
After all, a tidy kitchen is one functional kitchen: the division of kitchen accessories and objects, as well as products and foods, allows you to cook more efficiently, finding what you need in less time.
The first trick to keep in mind when ordering a kitchen is to separate spaces correctly. Organizing the elements of the kitchen into functional zones, for example, an area for preparing meals, one for storing food, one for dishes, one for pots and pans, etc. allows you to find in one place what you need for a given preparation.
However, many come to help accessories, from containers to hooks, which allow you not to store everything jumbled in the drawers. It’s not just about arranging the objects used in the kitchen, but also the food itself.
But which ones are the best kitchen organization tools and accessories?
Containers for drawers
I drawer containers they are useful organizers for dividing various types of objects in furniture. Who doesn’t have a cutlery container inside the drawer where forks, spoons and knives can be found? Without them, they would all be mixed up and messy, making it more chaotic and difficult to find the right cutlery.
There are models of drawer cutlery holder standard, but the most efficient ones are i expandable modelsthat is, which allow you to adjust the width to occupy all the necessary space in the drawer.
Il Lifewit drawer cutlery trayfor example, is equipped on both sides with two expandable panels in width between 33 and 57 cm.
Lifewit Drawer Cutlery Tray
If, on the other hand, there are small jars in the drawer, you can use some drawer-to-rack containers. Do you use a lot of spices for your recipes? You may need a drawer spice rack, like the one by Housolution expandable consisting of two racks with three-level arrangement.
Housolution Drawer Spice Rack
In general, there are many drawer dividersnot necessarily in one piece, but also with dividers in rows of plastic strips to divide different objects.
I JSF plastic drawer dividers I’m an example. The plastic bands are cut, so as to customize the spaces in the preferred sizes, giving different widths to adapt to different small objects.
JSF Plastic Drawer Dividers
Organizers and bins for kitchen countertops
There are objects and foods that usually find their place on kitchen shelves and therefore remain visible. But inserting different packages and packs directly on the piece of furniture can create confusion and is not very nice to look at.
For this purpose, the organizers and baskets for kitchen countertops. These are containers that wink at design, therefore, in addition to being functional, they can adapt very well to the style of the kitchen, precisely because they remain visible.
There are baskets made of materials that recall wood and wickerperfect for a rustic, vintage or shabby chic kitchen, like the small round water hyacinth baskets by Pop-it-in-a-pelican.
Pop-it-in-a-pelican Small round baskets
Or there are containers with a retro design but made of materials that recall tin and metalsuch as containers with lids and handles by TWBESTin polished and stainless steel.
TWBEST containers for potatoes onions and garlic
For each style it is possible to find a container and sometimes a simple one is enough rectangular plastic box to tidy up the kitchen shelves. The JMYDecor boxes they are available in pastel and modern colors, such as khaki, blue, white and gray and are great for storing food or objects.
Hooks for ladles and spatulas
I hooks for ladles and spatulas they are another useful accessory that allows you to hang these tools, especially the most used ones. The drawers free up and you can grab your ladles and scoops right away.
They represent a valid aid especially in small kitchens, with few drawers, where every centimeter counts. There are several models to choose from, with different applications.
There are single buckles with S hook to be applied on the kitchen rods, which are usually located near the sink. The buckles Bukamkom I’m an example.
Otherwise, there are modern rotary tool holders which do not require drilling into the wall but are applied with adhesive layers. The tool holder AresparkFor example, it has a 360° rotatable design and is installed with a thickened layer of glue, which is strong and stable.
Arespark Kitchen Utensil Holder
However, there are also models that install themselves under a shelf and allow you to exploit the vacuum that is created up to the shelf. EigPluyfor example, is a support for shelves but also for cups and mugs that can be positioned on a cabinet or pantry shelf without adhesive or holes.
EigPluy shelf support
There are those who, for personal preferences or practicality, prefer to place food in food organizers specific. These are transparent containers that allow you to immediately see their contents and that can be placed either in the pantry or in view of the kitchen.
The main feature of these containers is that they are hermetic (or at least they should be) because, once a product has been removed from its original packaging, it is necessary to ensure that it is kept at its best.
A classic example is the pasta containersuch as airtight containers Baozun different sizes so they can be used for different foods.
Baozun Airtight Containers For Food
The fact that they are of transparent plastic, on the other hand, is a purely functional feature. The alternative would be to use labels, even better if erasable, such as adhesive labels DZSEE with white erasable pen.
Also very useful for the pantry are the organizer per verdure, such as potatoes or onions, which otherwise risk ripening too quickly in their retina. Plastic containers, specially designed for vegetables, are enough to guarantee maximum freshness.
ARTECSISfor example, is a container for fruit and vegetables with holes in the lid to allow air to circulate and a resealable drawer.
ARTECSIS Fruit and Vegetable Container
Accessories for organizing kitchen drawers with pots
One of the main concerns when it comes to order is how organize kitchen drawers with cookware. Often, in fact, they find a place in kitchen drawers where they are stored in bulk.
Yet, there are many practical accessories that can help make even pots more tidy, such as the drawer pot organizer.
For example, the pot holder Housolution it has 14 adjustable dividers where you can store pots and lids in a strong metal rack, to be placed directly in the drawer.
Housolution Space Saving Pot Holder
Alternatively, there are some hanging shelves with tube and hooksuseful for lighter pans such as OROPYan iron structure with S hooks to be fixed to the wall with screws.
OROPY Kitchen Utensil Hanging Shelf
If, on the other hand, you have a vertical space available, you could exploit it with a tiered pot organizer. With these accessories, the pots are stored vertically, one above the other, spaced from the shelves on which they are housed.
The pot organizer SASONCO is one of them: it is a pot organizer rack that can hold up to a maximum of 5 pans.
SASONCO pot organizer
Finally, also the refrigerator it deserves to be mentioned if we talk about how to organize the kitchen efficiently. You can’t see it, of course, but it requires a correct separation of foods and packages which otherwise risk creating great confusion.
Organizing foods correctly in the refrigerator can help keep them fresh for longer and for this there are several useful accessories that allow you to store foods individually.
For example, onion holders, garlic holders or lemon holders they are small plastic containers in which these foods can be stored individually, which require special attention.
The set of 3 containers CRYSTALIA that’s what it’s for: they’re food-safe containers made from high-quality BPA-free polycarbonate that can be closed to ensure there’s no contamination between them.
CRYSTALIA Garlic and Onion holder
There are then tray containers, useful for storing cured meats, cheeses or other open foods whose original packaging is no longer available. They are also practical and functional, being able to transform into serving trays.
FATHER it is a set of 4 small pieces so as to occupy the minimum space in the refrigerator, ideal for sliced salami and cheese.
TATAY Set of 4 containers for cold cuts
There are also round containers for omelettes, tortillas or cakeswhich avoid the use of aluminum foil or transparent film. Walk 749100 it is a 26 cm diameter plastic tortilla box, which can also be used for flat cakes or omelettes.
Ibili Tortilla box
Finally, let’s not forget the simple ones too clear plastic refrigerator containers, where all the foods intended for this appliance can find their place. They are especially useful for fruits and vegetables, which are more perishable than other foods.
From rocker is a 4 piece refrigerator organizer set with lids that stack vertically to maximize storage space.
rokrist Organizer Frigorifero
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